What is Culturethèque?

Culturethèque is an online library that offers French Library members free and unlimited access to digital materials, including magazines, e-books, podcasts, and language learning exercises.

Sounds great! How do I sign up to Culturetheque?

The quickest way to create your own account is to register on this page, selecting Boston as your Alliance française. This will instantly grant you access to materials! The librarian will then validate your e-library account, which will be valid for the duration of your French Library membership. 
If you have any questions, please reach out to librarian@frenchlibrary.org

How to use Culturetheque?

Culturethèque curates their homepage to offer a little bit of everything: from bandes dessinées to magazines and prize-winning literature to learning modules for French learning, you’re sure to find a section (or a few!) of interest. To search for all items in Culturethèque, on the left-hand of the search bar menu, select:

Without entering any text between the two in the search bar, hit the magnifying glass.

Using the filters on the left-hand column (type of document, author, editor, subject, collection, classification, date of publication, place, tags, note, and source), you’re able to limit your search results in a meaningful way. To search specifically for downloadable eBooks (as opposed to streaming media), enter “Numilog” in the search bar. Similarly, to find Storyplayr documents, search “storyplayr.”

To search for documents using more specific parameters, click the advance search bar icon below the search bar:

Each individual field that you fill in will craft your search term. Items returned by Culturethèque will only be those that have all of the terms in their records. To more broadly browse a selection of items by type, click on any of the categories underneath the search bar.

Join Culturethèque and a Community of French Enthusiasts

Join Culturethèque through the French Library to unlock a vibrant world of French culture at your fingertips. This digital platform offers an expansive array of French literature, music, and films, inviting members into a rich cultural exploration.

Becoming a member not only grants exclusive access to Culturethèque's diverse resources but also connects you with a community of French enthusiasts. Share your passion for the language and culture, and enjoy a suite of benefits that enhance your cultural journey. Join us and enrich your Francophone world today.

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